About the D.V.N.P.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Destination Voyageurs National Park is to connect people to Voyageurs National Park via implementation of an ongoing, comprehensive marketing and public relations campaign that will effectively encourage awareness and result in increased visitation and economic growth.


Voyageurs National Park Gateway Communities:

Orr, MN

Crane Lake

Ash River


International Falls, Ranier & Rainy Lake

Other Partners:

Voyageurs National Park Association
Voyageurs National Park Association


Koochiching Economic Development Authority


St. Louis County Planning and Development


Explore Minnesota 

Explore MN Tourism

Explore Minnesota



MN Arrowhead Association


Iron Range Resources


Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership

NE MN Sustainable Development Partnership

Board of Directors
Name Organization Representing
Shawn Mason - President Member at Large
Butch Eggen - Vice President Crane Lake Tourism Bureau
Deb Wieber - Treasurer Ash River Trail Tourism Association
Betsey Warrington - Secretary Kabetogama Lake Association
Sherril Gautreaux City of Ranier
Joe Mershon International Falls/Rainy Lake CVB
Rob Ecklund Koochiching County Economic Development
Mike Forsman St. Louis County Economic Development
Christina Hausman Voyageurs National Park Association
Lulu Fry Orr/Pelican Lake Chamber of Commerce
Eric Johnson Member at Large
Mary Somnis - Advisor IRRRB
Tim Campbell - Advisor Explore MN Tourism
Tawnya Schoewe - Advisor Voyageurs National Park
Michael Ward - Advisor Voyageurs National Park


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